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St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Inspiration, Celebration and Education


Would you like to join our great team of staff at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School?


We currently have the following vacancies as detailed below:



Class Teaching Assistant 

Grade 5 (pts 11-14) £22,129 – £23,484 pa pro rata

Part Time (27.50 hours)

Closing Date:30th September 2022
Interview Date:7th October 2022
Start Date31st October 2022

Would you like to join our friendly team who are committed to helping every child meet their full potential?

We are looking for a qualified Teaching Assistant who is enthusiastic, friendly and can work as an effective member of a team.

The candidate would need the ability to form a safe, secure and supportive relationship with children, whilst showing patience, consistency and understanding to support their learning, social and emotional needs.

In your role you will prepare and teach effective interventions for individuals or small groups and have the confidence to lead a class on occasions.


Please complete the Support Staff Application Form which can be found on our school website:

Please email your completed application form to:

It would be an expectation that candidates are supportive of the Catholic Ethos of our school.

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.


Pastoral Support & Attendance Officer

Permanent (27.5 hours)

Starting Date:  September 2022


We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Pastoral Support and Attendance Officer to be part of our experienced and effective team, whose aim is to motivate and support all our pupils.  Your role will be to support the behaviour, attendance and pastoral welfare of our pupils.


You will need good organisational skills and to be able to prioritise your workload, ensure strict deadlines are met and adhere to the SEND Code of Practice.  It is vital that you can deal with challenges that occur on a day-to-day basis. You will also be able to maintain utmost confidentiality and liaise with parents and external agencies in a professional manner.


Main responsibilities:


  • To monitor daily pupil absences and investigate the reasons for absence.

  • To provide pastoral support to pupils experiencing difficulties on a day-to-day basis.

  • To provide information, advice and structured intervention to enable pupils to make positive choices about their behaviour, attendance and social interactions.

  • To liaise with staff, parents and relevant outside agencies to provide appropriate intervention for pupils experiencing disruption to their learning.

  • To work with the Attendance Lead with the collection and analysis of attendance data using the SIMS management system. 

  • To liaise with support staff and teachers to share strategies for support.

  • To develop strong links between the school and families in order to improve educational opportunities for pupils and to promote a positive attitude towards school.

  • To comply with confidentiality and safeguarding procedures.


Essential attributes/experience:


  • To work well as part of a team.
  • To be positive and enthusiastic and empathetic to the needs of others.
  • To have a positive attitude to personal development and training and be willing to be trained on the SIMS management system.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Previous experience working with primary age children.
  • Secure knowledge of child protection/safeguarding procedures.


Please complete the Support Staff application below and email your completed application to Mrs Susan Cerikan at:





Play Leader

Grade 3 - £18,933 pro rota

Required ASAP


St Thomas More Catholic Primary School are currently seeking enthusiastic members to join our friendly lunchtime Play Team.

Lunchtime supervision at our school has been broadened to place an emphasis on 
supporting and enhancing the quality of play during lunch times.  Our ideal candidates will therefore be self-motivated, creative and enthusiastic, as well as hard-working, dependable and committed to making a difference to every child’s learning journey.


We are seeking to recruit a person who:


  • will engage positively with our children both on our field and on our playground areas.
  • can use their own initiative and be a patient and caring team-player.
  • can help make sure that lunchtimes are calm, safe, successful and fun.
  • will be a positive role model to children.
  • will be able to commit to weekdays during term-times from 11.45am – 1.25pm.


Previous experience is not essential as training will be provided for successful applicants.


For an application pack please contact the school office:

Closing date:     Friday 7th October 2022

Interview date:   Friday 14th October 2022


St Thomas More Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders - GCC Guidance Notes


The Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 is aimed at helping people who have been convicted of a criminal offence and have not-re-offended since.  The Act applies to anyone who has been convicted of a criminal offence and received a sentence of less than two and half years and has not been convicted of an offence during the rehabilitation period.  The rehabilitation period is the specified period after the original conviction. The length of time depends on the sentence the individual was originally given for the offence and runs from the date of the conviction.


If the individual does not re-offend during the rehabilitation period, their conviction is considered to be 'spent'. Custodial sentences over two and a half years are not considered to be spent and always have to be revealed.


Once a conviction is spent, it remains spent and an applicant is not required to reveal it to an employer, even if convicted of a further offence later. However, there is an exemption to this which relates to posts involving working with vulnerable groups including children.


Please see the link below for further information: